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Wolves Amongst the Sheep: Looking Beyond the Aesthetics of Polish National Socialism

Issue: Vol 21 No. 2 (2019) Special Issue: Paganism, art, and fashion

Journal: Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies

Subject Areas: Religious Studies

DOI: 10.1558/pome.39506


In this paper I investigate the meaning of “ritual robes” within the contemporary Pagan movement. Although they are a kind of cultural icon, I argue that for some Pagans they may be of minor significance. In the case of the Order of Zadruga (Northern Wolf) from Poland, I seek to demonstrate how a paramilitary uniform may become a sign of extreme right-wing Slavic Paganism. The examination of the uniform’s aesthetics leads to revealing the connection with so called Aryan ethics as well as “natural poetics.” An attempt of the naturalizing view would be a final step.

Author: Mariusz Filip

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